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Miniature Schnauzer vs Schapendoes Comparison – Which dog is better Zwergschnauzer or Dutch Schapendoes?

"Find similarities and differences between Miniature Schnauzer vs Schapendoes" Compare Miniature Schnauzer and Schapendoes. Which is better: Miniature Schnauzer or Schapendoes?
Name Miniature Schnauzer Schapendoes
OriginsGermany Netherlands
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank18336
Reviews20
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Other Names Zwergschnauzer Dutch Schapendoes, Nederlandse Schapendoes
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Terrier breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
No data available
Price $600-$1000 $500-$700

Miniature Schnauzer vs Schapendoes General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Medium
Weight Male: 11-18 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 26-55 pounds (12-25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 14.5 pounds (5.0-8.2 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) 40.5 pounds (18.5 kg)
Height Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 15-19 inches (40-50 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm) 17 inches (45 cm)

Miniature Schnauzer vs Schapendoes Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Wiry Thick
Colors Salt
Pepper
Silver
Black
Brown
Tricolor
Blue
Gray
White
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Miniature Schnauzer requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Schapendoes doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Miniature Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Schapendoess shed moderately.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Schapendoes Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Friendly
Obedient
Fearless
Intelligent
Spirited
Attentive
Friendly
Lively
Courageous
Intelligent
Watchful
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Schapendoes's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Miniature Schnauzers are easy to train.
Schapendoess are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Miniature Schnauzers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Schapendoes is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Miniature Schnauzers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Schapendoess are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Miniature Schnauzers are a social breed.
Schapendoess are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Miniature Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Schapendoes rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Schapendoess are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Miniature Schnauzers strongly protect their territory.
Schapendoess strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Schapendoes has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Miniature Schnauzers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Schapendoess have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Miniature Schnauzers have average wanderlust potential.
Schapendoess tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Miniature Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Schapendoess have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Schapendoess are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Miniature Schnauzers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Schapendoess adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Miniature Schnauzers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Schapendoess do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Schapendoes Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards strangers.
Schapendoess are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are kid-friendly dogs.
Schapendoess are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards cats.
Schapendoess are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Schapendoess are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Miniature Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Schapendoes is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Schapendoess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Miniature Schnauzers are generally with other pets.
Schapendoess are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Miniature Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Schapendoess are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Miniature Schnauzer breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Schapendoes breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Schapendoes Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Miniature Schnauzer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Schapendoess tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Cataracts
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection (MAI)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No data available
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
Miniature Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Schapendoess have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Miniature Schnauzers have an average exercise need.
Schapendoess have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Miniature Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Schapendoess sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Schapendoes breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Miniature Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Miniature Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Schapendoes has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Miniature Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Schapendoes is an average drooler.

Miniature Schnauzer vs Schapendoes Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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